Inspiration Point Via Tunnel

Los Padres National Forest, California 93109

Elevation Gain951ft
Trailhead Elevation1,813ft
Elevation Min/Max1305/1826ft
Elevation Start/End1813/1813ft

Inspiration Point Via Tunnel

Inspiration Point Via Tunnel is a hiking and biking trail in Santa Barbara County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 1,813 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 951 feet. Inspiration Point is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: 7 Falls Trail and Jesusita Trail.

Inspiration Point Via Tunnel Professional Reviews and Guides

"This short but challenging run provides excellent views of Santa Barbara, the foothills, and higher mountain peaks. The first 0.75 mile is on a paved road up the hillside. Lush vegetation lines the rest of the trail and there is a stream crossing amid huge boulders in a dramatic, steep-walled canyon. After your run, consider a visit to the nearby Santa Barbara Mission, Museum of Natural History, and Botanic Gardens."

"This easily accessible hike starts close to the center of town and quickly rises up a well-marked trail. It traverses through chaparral and sandstone walls before emerging atop Inspiration Point with views of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean, and the coastline"

"This uphill trail is popular with well- behaved dogs that love the freedom of hiking off leash. The hike rewards their human companions with views at the start from the dramatic caramel sandstone bluffs and peaks to the sweeping vistas over Santa Barbara and across to the Channel Islands. As a bonus, during normal wet winters and springs, seasonal creeks flush through the chaparral landscape."

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Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
Nearby City
Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest Santa Barbara Ranger District, 3505 Paradise Rd., Santa Barbara 93105; (805) 967-3481; County of Santa Barbara, (805) 568-2461. City of Santa Barbara, (805) 564-5418
Local Contacts
USGS Santa Barbara; Los Padres National Forest
Local Maps

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Jul 2018